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Founded in 1882, Cleveland Institute of Art. is a college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 624 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Cleveland Institute of Art Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 49 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Cleveland Institute of Art include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CIA are considered Selective, with ,0% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Cleveland Institute of Art.
7 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
6 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
8 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
8 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
8 Students rated class size 4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
7 Students rated school activities 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
8 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
8 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
6 Students rated Cleveland Institute of Art
I feel that this school is very top notch, and is a brilliant stepping stone for young artists to make their mark, overall. The facilities are well maintained, and there is plenty of equipment for the students and staff to use for their artwork. In addition, there are plenty gallery and exhibition opportunities for students to take advantage of. However, that is only from an objective standpoint.
Subjectively, the experience has not been so good. Being a private institution, the tuition has been exponentially high, and it increases every year. Now that I'm in my final year, I've been feeling very uneasy about paying for the expenses. Also, on a personal level, I have not been able to make friends or professional connections. It might just be me, or I am not fit to be an artist. Whatever the case may be, I will finish my final year despite those challenges.
The teachers are amazing! They have high standards for the students. We have four 5 hour long studio classes with a two hour break halfway through. All freshmen take the same set of classes to put everyone on an even playing field and build a solid foundation. To get into your major, students must apply and interview with the head major teachers to get a spot in the applied major. There are very limited spots, so there is a lot of competition to make sure you get in. The facilities are also great. There's a wood shop, metal shop, sound room, library- pretty much anything dealing with art is there. The other students are all pretty easy to get along with, and sophomore-seniors are very helpful on giving tips and advice for when you apply into your major. However, there are some down sides to all of this. On the business side, the school seems to readily accept more people than they can fit into some majors. My class is currently the largest freshman class this school has had with around 200-250 people. The most popular majors (Animation, Illustration, Game Design, and Industrial design) each only have 10-13 spots open for next year. I'm trying to get into animation, along with at least 100 other students. This has had two negative effects on me; it raises stress on me to devote all my time into trying to make sure I have a shot at getting into my major with the fear of failure looming over (which you must be prepared to do in this environment), and makes me somewhat hesitant to interact with other freshmen because I don't know if I'll see them next year if they or I don't get into our major. I'd rather avoid the additional heartbreak. Overall, the school is excellent academically, but very daunting and dangerous on the business side. If you focus on your foundation year work and do all the work plus more on your free time you have a shot at making it. Unfortunately, there's just not enough rooms and teachers for the amount of students they accept.
I've learned so much in such a short period of time. The faculty is very friendly and open to having intellectual conversations outside of the classroom or just meeting up to offer advice on projects. The studio spaces are nice and the fabrication studios offer students the tools and materials needed to experiment with a wide variety of art forms.
So far this school has been great. My only complaints is that it can be a bit disorganized from time to time to a point that a whole class of students are confused as to their next steps. However, the school makes up for it by having the most available staff to help and advise the students. They are heavily dependent on students helping students but its never a problem to speak to someone else. It is a really great school and I have been challenged a great amount in the year I've been there. There are plenty of opportunities for one to learn themselves and explore their surroundings.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Cleveland Institute of Art is 60%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Even though I'm only half way through the foundation year at The C.I.A., I have already discovered so much about myself in such a short amount of time. The foundations department here really focuses on building strength in areas that all students at the school will need to succeed, but the intimate and small classroom structure really helps each individual grow and improve in their own way. I for sure though I was going to apply to Biomedical Illustration, but through the elective classes that they make available to freshman and the projects that the foundations classes have, I've discovered new interests and passions. Now I love design, and making three-dimensional objects, when I hadn't had much experience with that before I started foundations here at The C.I.A. Also, the specificity of the majors at the school keep the individual surrounded by those who are also passionate about art, which is vital: a big part of visual art is the social experience, and without other people, you can't grasp that important part.
Anyone without an imagination. To be a little less broad, someone who shouldn't attend this school is someone who doesn't love art, and doesn't love working on it all the time, eating, sleeping, breathing it.
The Cleveland Institute of Art has a diverse range of different creative studies with a small community of local artists and designers working together to help provide a thorough and unique educational experience.
Producing highly effective and trained individuals in visual arts from all majors, especially Industrial Design, Interior Design, Biomedical Illustration, and T.I.M.E. Digital Arts. The school is affiliated with Case Western Reserve in recent decade(s), and has professors that are active artists (Julian Stanczak and the late Viktor Schreckengost to name some former professors).
Its very art focused so it helps to motivate and keep you motivated.
The surrounding environment is not too safe. so stay on campus or travel in groups
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
95% of students
attending Cleveland Institute of Art receive some sort of financial aid.
51% were awarded federal grants.
While 73% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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